Report: T.F Green airport has 4th highest cancellation percentage in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport had the fourth-highest percentage of cancellations in the United States in the first five months of 2022, according to a report by Warwick-based InsureMytrip released Tuesday.

InsureMyTrip analyzed the latest flight cancellation data gathered by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics to look at the impact of flight disruptions, the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors on U.S. airports.

The rankings are based on newly released data, which includes January through May of this year. The company also compared the information with 2021 data from the same period.

Data showed 4.99% of flights were canceled at Green in the first five months of 2022, fourth in the nation and second in New England – that’s up from 2.41% in the same period the year before. Boston Logan International Airport was third in the nation and top in New England at 5.14%, up from 1.41% in 2021.

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Air travel nationwide has been plagued by delayed and canceled flights. In the first six months of 2022, 24% of U.S. flights have been delayed and 3.2% have been canceled, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Earlier this week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg called the disruptions unacceptable.

Much of the blame has been placed on airlines for overscheduling flights. The airlines are also grappling with staffing shortages.

LaGuardia Airport in New York had the highest cancellation percentage in the nation at 5.95% from January to May 2022.

Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., had the second highest percentage of cancellations in the U.S. at 5.6%. Buffalo was fifth in the U.S.

Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., which serves both Hartford and Springfield, Mass., was sixth in the nation and third-highest in New England at 4.94%.

Kahului Airport in Hawaii had the lowest cancellation percentage in the U.S. at 0.93%. Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah had the second lowest cancellation percentage at 1.10%.

 

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